Friday, 23 November 2007

Food Photography - an award and a competition

There's something I've been wanting to tell you, dear readers, for a long time. It's a little bit embarrassing that I didn't do so straight away. No, it's no embarrassing secret, rather an unexpected honour: Dear Nora from Life's Smorgasbord has kindly given me an award! The "Droolworthy Blogger" Award, to be precise. And to be even more precise, she did it, well, ages ago... Since then, I've been pondering about the ultimate picture to use for a post that would praise my photography skills. If you get caught bragging about yourself, you might want to rise to the occasion, right? Well, to tell you the truth, none of the pictures of the following weeks quite lived up to my own expectations (wrong focus, bad lighting, too simple setting and other things to complain about) and I kept delaying this post until today. Luckily, Nora is still friends with me...

So, in an attempt to come up with something that's at least very fitting (even if not mind-boggling), I decided to blog some photos picturing homemade lemon curd because the respective lemons were given to me by Nora! They were so juicy and fragrant that even T who's not into sweet spreads at all, happily devoured everything. And finally, I'm proudly displaying this wonderful badge on my blog (and on my sidebar once I've figured out how to do this):

This award is to be passed on to five other food bloggers with outstanding food photography. With so many talented photographers out there, this is not an easy task. Although I have a few all time favourites, I thought it might be more appropriate to give it to some food bloggers who are probably not quite as loaded with awards and public recognition but have lovely photos nonetheless. In no particular order:

Kate of Aapplemint

Deinin of Cloudberry Quark

Anh of Food Lover's Journey

Maci of Macikonyha

Rose of 64 Ft Sq Kitchen

Congratulations to all of you!

Last but not least, a couple of days ago, Zorra of 1x1 umruehren bitte who is the host of this month's DoesMyBlogLookGoodInThis (DMBLGIT) Event, asked me if I liked to act as a judge alongside her, Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice, Hedonistin of Low Budget Cooking, and Sandra from Un tocco di zenzero. I happily accepted and really look forward to being a judge! Please check out all the wonderful entries in the DMBLGIT gallery and, if possible, enter the competition yourself. You still have time to do so until 30 November!

PS: The bread is Dan Lepard's Wheat Germ Bread - very hearty and very healthy!


Anh said...

Eva, come on girl, you are always an inspiration to me! And thanks so much for giving this award to me. Much appreciated :)

Photos are just part of blogging. I also tremendously enjoy your writing, especially those about German tradition and bread! Keep the work flowing my dear!

Anonymous said...

We will have to judge quite a lot of pics! ;-)

I love the bread! The spread looks delicious too.

Andreea said...

congratulations. very much deserved :)
(also gave me the chance to discover some bloggers i didn't know about. thanks)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Your photos are wonderful, Eva - congratulations on the award, truly deserved!

Anonymous said...

Eva, das Brot sieht toll aus - die Fotos sind wirklich genial! Und durch deine Links habe ich wieder ein paar interessante Foto-Blogs kennengelernt, danke :-)

Nora B. said...

Dear Eva,
Now I know what you mean when you said that I've been waiting for this for a while ;-)

I love the colour of your lemon curd and that bread! The cross section (texture) of the bread looks perfect. I'm glad that you and T liked the lemons. They were so fragrant. I wish that I can buy more but the market that we got it from is more than an hours drive away.

And I've finally decided to submit something for DMBLGIT even though Oct was not a good month for me in terms of photos.

Take care,

Eva said...

Anh, I'm glad to hear that you like my writing - I'm still making stupid grammar mistakes...

Zorra - I know already that I'll have a hard time deciding but I look forward to it!

Thank you so much, Andreea! I'm always happy to discover new blogs, too!

Thanks, Patricia, getting my first award ever really made me happy!

Dankeschoen, Petra! Ich bin auch immer froh, wenn ich durch solche Gelegenheiten auf Neues stosse. Leider ist immer zu wenig Zeit, um ausgiebiger im Netz zu stoebern...

Dear Nora,
Now you at least know that I haven't forgotten..;-)
Good that you decided to enter the competition! Even if you think your photos weren't all perfect, a lot of people will like them, I'm sure!

Katy said...

Congratulations!!!! I love your photos, so this is no surprise! :-)

Warda said...

That is the most mouthwatering bread I have ever seen Eva.
What kind of jam did you use on top of the toast?
Congratulations Eva and thank you, thank you very much for the award. I really appreciate it:) :) :)

Unknown said...

Liebe Eva,
ich fühle mich sehr geschmeichelt, dass du mein Macikonyha erwähnt und gelobt hast, da ich doch selber so von deiner Fotokunst angetan bin!

Eva said...

Thank you, Katy, you're so kind!

Thanks, Rose, after seeing your pics, I was instantly hooked! The stuff on the bread is lemon curd which is super easy to make!

Das freut mich, Maci! Was bedeutet denn eigentlich die zweite Haelfte Deines Blognamens, konyha?

Unknown said...


Leider ist mir nichts originelles eingefallen, aber mittlerweile habe ich mich an den Namen gewöhnt ;o)

Eva said...

Also ich finde das eigentlich recht niedlich!